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  1. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    If you use speedshift and disable Speedstep,C1E,BD PROCHOT using Throttlestop, I believe you can squeeze some more CB points.
     
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  2. Tweak155

    Tweak155 Notebook Evangelist

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    I can confirm the size is 5.5mmx2.5mm for the plug. I would also just make sure that the amperage matches on the power supply you buy... most of them will match as long as it is 180w, but it is the best indicator that you won't fry your laptop IMO.
     
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    Phoenix1221 Notebook Consultant

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    People, anyone experienced sudden shutdowns after extended use? My heat levels are acceptable, but every now and again the laptop just shuts down. Other times there is a performance drop with screen dimming (just like when you unplug the power cable) for a second then goes back to normal. My suspicion is that the PSU was just enough to power the laptop when it was new and possibly due to the PSU degrading over time it can't power the laptop properly anymore. I haven't messed with my settings since I undervolted the laptop for the first time ages ago.

    The bios I'm using:
    [​IMG]

    I'm going to try it with stock settings now(so no ThrottleStop) and report my findings.
     
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  4. arcticjoe

    arcticjoe Notebook Deity

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    Yep, happened to me 3 or 4 times whilst gaming, I also suspect power being the culprit (my brick is only 150w) as sticking a CPU multiplier limit at 35x would stop this from happening.
     
  5. steberg

    steberg Notebook Evangelist

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    This is exactly what happend to mine while on 150W.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...tongfang-gk5cn6z.815943/page-21#post-10736410

    Here is @Prema view on it
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...tongfang-gk5cn6z.815943/page-22#post-10736505

    Since i got the 180W it has been rock solid.
     
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  6. dreamcat4

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    Perhaps a 230 watts one wouldn't hurt either then. Except I think the prices are probably a lot higher. Like for example the ASUS slimline 180w ---> any higher costs a lot more. So are the Razer 230w ones likewise.
     
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  7. ezradharma

    ezradharma Notebook Consultant

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    Here are specs of the charger that is shipped with every TF laptop:

    Wattage: 180 Watt (150W early models)
    Voltage: 19 Volt (19.5 works fine based on my findings with Clevo laptops too small of a difference to be dangerous)
    Amps: 9.5 Amp

    Having the SAME voltage matters (too much more or less will lead to problems ex: 24v will kill your laptop.), having higher amperage won't as the laptop will not try to take more amperage (unless modded to)

    Here are some options if you really hate angle connectors and/or you don't want to spend $75-$100USD for a replacement original charger:
    1. (Cheapest)
    Lite-On based 180w chargers w/4 pin
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TARGUS-UNI...=item5afcde6660:g:SIMAAMXQLs5RuBFO:rk:11:pf:0
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-TARGUS-LITEON-UNIVERSAL-AC-ADAPTER-APA05US-PA-1181-08-3-TIPS-180W/183640864475?epid=1981045727&hash=item2ac1d936db:g:VooAAOSwGNNbMXLW:rk:13:pf:0
    If you want a straight connector, get a 4 pin to 5.5x2.5mm adapter (very hard to find that isn't angled)
    2. (straight connector w/adapter)
    If you are going this route, there are a ton of options, make sure the adapter is 19V or 19.5V.
    350w:
    Rare and expensive, i9 w/ RTX 2070 won't need this amount of power I think, if the 17in came with i9 w/ RTX 2080, this would make more sense.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OE...=item261140af98:g:WvIAAOSwbWJcRfcv:rk:13:pf:0
    330w:
    Plain overkill, I guess if you have an i9 model, might let you do some crazy things to overclock, wouldn't recommend for any of the i5 or i7 models at all. Make sure you know how to make the laptop accept more power. 330w is not too much an i9 with the higher end GPUs, but I wouldn't look for any thing even more powerful as there is no single adapter stronger than 350w, plus keep in mind most of you have a 1060 GTX which with the i9 would work with the 240w, if you had the RTX 2070 max-q and wanted to overclock the hell out of it with an i9 and wanted to turn that 80w tdp performance to something simlar between laptop-desktop level performance with some custom cooling solution, this would be reasonable. The highest TDP someone tried I've seen was 105w on an Aorus X9.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADP-330AB-...h=item2aaff78a58:g:heAAAOSw9DVZsJk5:rk:5:pf:0
    New (Really looks nice, pricey)
    https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/omen-by-hp-power-adapter-330w
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-33...=item1cc73f596c:g:f~AAAOSwKL5cQqV0:rk:75:pf:0
    240w:
    I prev. owned this adapter, it has lasted years with no problems at all, slim at the cost of width and length.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-DE...h=item2ab752b636:g:HZoAAOSwgKRbsrNi:rk:8:pf:0
    https://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=8692
    230w:
    https://us-store.acer.com/230w-adapter-with-power-cord?___store=usa_en
    HP (New design, silm, rare)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OE...=item41f6d23562:g:X7AAAOSwAx9cHuaw:rk:33:pf:0
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OE...=item1a63cc2005:g:aVoAAOSwvD5Z--gI:rk:15:pf:0
    180w:
    I would avoid Dell labled as delta 180w adapter without the normal smooth box style, almost looks like the Targus/Lite On, I had a stack of dead ones that only lasted a half of year. There is also the 210w version, also avoid, they are very very old at this point.
    https://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=16691
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/180W-Ac-Ad...h=item2610ff2aa0:g:c6sAAOSwviBcQiNK:rk:2:pf:0
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-DE...h=item2f235a3cf9:g:4vkAAOSw2opbs8s~:rk:6:pf:0
    Newest (best looking, but pricey)
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-power-adapter-180-watt-74mm/apd/450-ahdj/pc-accessories
    New (good looking, very rare, only sells in combo with VR battery charger)
    https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-z-vr-backpack-battery-charger

    Adapters to convert to 5.5x2.5mm:
    7.9x5.5mm to 5.5x2.5mm (old IBM/Lenovo style)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-Power-7...item2808bf30ec:g:Ct0AAOSwKIpWApfO:rk:153:pf:0
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-9-x-5-5m...=item362cfda632:g:WMIAAOSwarlbyCAY:rk:54:pf:0
    7.4x5.5mm to 5.5x2.5mm (Dell/Delta/FlexTronics style)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-5-5-x-2...=item363d762591:g:gvQAAOSw9iFbvObQ:rk:28:pf:0
    https://www.amazon.com/BiXPower-X75...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D51XX36H6PCT39D6GDE5

    3. (straight connector no adapter)
    180w ASUS ROG replacement (doesn't seem to be actually OEM since OEM is also angled),
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-180W-A...h=item52005dafbc:g:1MYAAOSwal5YGX0g:rk:3:pf:0
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW...C-Adapter-Charger-Supply-for/32413018214.html
    200w Aorus/Gigabtye replacement (non-OEM design I think)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/200W-AC-Po...=item5d5b89d318:g:CvQAAOSwtINcIeQq:rk:13:pf:0
    You could remove the cable holding the 7.4mm or any other mm and add a 5.5mm if you know how to.
    I have yet to find another straight connector 5.5mm rn, most of them are angled for some reason.

    4. (No adapter but angled)

    ASUS ROG New style 180w:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-As...=item3d7b9e0431:g:81EAAOSwdrdcAbOg:rk:21:pf:0
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-Adapter...=item2cdf2247fc:g:DLsAAOSw2gNb6mnS:rk:22:pf:0

    If you were unlucky and couldn't score a large battery upgrade, getting a portable laptop charger might help extend battery life, I think it would throttle performance in order to charge (unless only dell/alienware does it, they will throttle to charge with lower spec chargers even the 45w.) If you travel on flights, make a note on TSA certification. There are 2 kinds of portable laptop chargers, there are ones with an AC connector for the laptop, and there are the one with a direct cable that includes all the laptop charging tips you need.

    Random adapter that seems to be able to convert a powered usb type c to usable 5.5mm
    https://batpower.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=108
    Don't know if it will actually work.
     
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    Omg thank you!!

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    @ezradharma

    Wow. About $50 cheaper than the OEM models. Thanks for this.
     
  10. unclewebb

    unclewebb ThrottleStop Author

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    Why? Intel says that their CPUs can run 100% reliably up to 100°C.

    https://ark.intel.com/products/134906/Intel-Core-i7-8750H-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4-10-GHz-

    At this point, they will start to throttle to prevent any long term damage. TONGFANG goes one step further and has reduced the thermal throttling temperature to 95°C. Run your CPU as fast as possible. No need to worry about its core temperature.

    [​IMG]
     
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